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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Robbery  \Rob"ber*y\,  n.;  pl  {Robberies}.  [OF.  roberie.] 
  1.  The  act  or  practice  of  robbing;  theft. 
  Thieves  for  their  robbery  have  authority  When  judges 
  steal  themselves.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Law)  The  crime  of  robbing.  See  {Rob},  v.  t.,  2. 
  Note:  Robbery,  in  a  strict  sense  differs  from  theft,  as  it 
  is  effected  by  force  or  intimidation,  whereas  theft  is 
  committed  by  stealth,  or  privately. 
  Syn:  Theft;  depredation;  spoliation;  despoliation; 
  despoilment;  plunder;  pillage;  rapine;  larceny; 
  freebooting;  piracy. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  larceny  by  threat  of  violence 
  2:  plundering  during  riots  or  in  wartime  [syn:  {looting}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Practised  by  the  Ishmaelites  (Gen.  16:12),  the  Chaldeans  and 
  Sabeans  (Job  1:15,  17),  and  the  men  of  Shechem  (Judg.  9:25.  See 
  also  1  Sam.  27:6-10;  30;  Hos.  4:2;  6:9).  Robbers  infested  Judea 
  in  our  Lord's  time  (Luke  10:30;  John  18:40;  Acts  5:36,  37; 
  21:38;  2  Cor.  11:26).  The  words  of  the  Authorized  Version, 
  "counted  it  not  robbery  to  be  equal,"  etc  (Phil.  2:6,  7),  are 
  better  rendered  in  the  Revised  Version,  "counted  it  not  a  prize 
  to  be  on  an  equality,"  etc.,  i.e.,  "did  not  look  upon  equality 
  with  God  as  a  prize  which  must  not  slip  from  his  grasp"  =  "did 
  not  cling  with  avidity  to  the  prerogatives  of  his  divine 
  majesty;  did  not  ambitiously  display  his  equality  with  God." 
  "Robbers  of  churches"  should  be  rendered,  as  in  the  Revised 
  Version,  "of  temples."  In  the  temple  at  Ephesus  there  was  a 
  great  treasure-chamber,  and  as  all  that  was  laid  up  there  was 
  under  the  guardianship  of  the  goddess  Diana,  to  steal  from  such 
  a  place  would  be  sacrilege  (Acts  19:37). 

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